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- Date: 18 August 2012
- Location: Stillwater Cove, Sonoma Coast
- Divers: Ashley, Flo, Jessica, Steve, Chereine, Niles, Tim (DiveCon in training)
- We did two dives under clear blue skies with very little wind and minimal swells. The first dive lasted 29 minutes, with a maximum depth of only 30 feet, and a minimum temperature of a very chilly 48F. Jessica lost one of her fins during her entry, but made a good attempt to kick out with us. In the end, she turned back and waited for the second dive. We saw all the usual suspects: anemones, abalone, kelp (with skinny, catch-everything stipes), rock fish, and the occasional crab or two. We did a simple out-and-back route, with a outbound bearing of 230 degrees. I was a bit surprised at the amount of surge that was present at depth, given the swells were so small. But we were moved around quite a bit on both dives.
The second dive was similar to the first (27 minutes, 44 feet, and 48F), except that many divers opted out due to the cold (I don't blame them). Jessica made it out on the second dive after Chereine loaned her her fins. Thanks Chereine!
Fun was had by all, despite the unusually cold water temps.
(PS: I hope I spelled Chereine's name correctly!)